才賣給 Konica 變成 Konica Minolta 沒多久，Minolta 終於還是被 SONY 買到手了。:?:
Since July 2005, Sony Corporation (Sony) and Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. (Konica Minolta PI) have been working on the joint development of digital single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Sony, Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. and Konica Minolta PI are pleased to announce that they have decided to transfer a certain portion of Konica Minolta PI 』s assets related to digital SLR cameras to Sony, and at the same time, that Konica Minolta PI will consign its customer service operation for Konica Minolta cameras and related products to Sony. Agreement to this effect was reached today.
Under this agreement, on March 31 2006, Sony will receive certain assets from Konica Minolta PI that are necessary for the development, design, production and so forth of digital SLR cameras compatible with Konica Minolta PI』s 「Maxxum/Dynax lens mount system」. Sony will accelerate development of new digital SLR cameras based on and compatible with the Maxxum/Dynax lens mount system with a view to marketing these models this summer.
整體來看，SONY 的光學事業藍圖有點可怕；當年別人說它只有電子部門強、光學部份差，現在直接把老牌光學廠吃進來….下一個不會是 Samsung 收購 Pentax 吧？:razz:Canon 有自己的晶圓廠，不過 Nikon 大概就準備火燒屁股，因為 SONY 應該會先把 CCD/CMOS 好貨全餵給自家的….Sonolta？再加上 Tamron 的第一大股東便是 SONY，而據說之前 Minolta 自家鑄鏡廠同樣是賣給 Tamron….萬流歸宗嗎？:sad:
SONY 快出一堆 G 鏡和 Canon 對轟吧。:mrgreen: